Daily Archives: April 12, 2021

2021-04-12: News Headlines

Jennifer Stisa Granick (2021-04-12). Police Must Not Create Digital Dossiers of Data from our Phones and Computers. aclu.org Think about all the information stored on your cell phone or computers — photos, texts, location data, and even more information generated by a multitude of apps. These tools are convenient and integral to our everyday lives. But what does that mean for our privacy rights in the digital age? Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments addressing this question, including arguments that the ACLU has presented in a series of amicus briefs. | The Wisconsin case concerns cell phone data seized by the police. During a hit-and-run investigation in 2016, a suspect, George Burch, consented to a police…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

Sara Flounders (2021-04-12). Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter — 1927-2021. workers.org Ramsey Clark was a founder of the International Action Center and inspired the political activists who used its structure to defend liberation struggles, oppose U.S. wars of aggression, defend political prisoners whether in U.S. prison-industrial complex or in the U.S.-backed dictatorships worldwide. IAC militants joined international delegations that defied the . . . |

Eds. (2021-04-12). Rosa Luxemburg and postcolonial criticism. mronline.org Her understanding of oppression was bolstered by personal circumstances: female in an overwhelmingly male public sphere, Jewish in a climate of vicious antisemitism, Polish at a time when Poles suffered national oppression, and an individual who lived with a disability. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). Egypt jails man for harassment spree that sparked #MeToo movement. middleeasteye.net Egypt jails man for harassment spree that sparked #MeToo movement | Ahmed Bassam Zaki had already been sentenced to three years in prison for harassing two young women | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 08: 33 | An Egyptian protester holds a sign reading "Yes to castrating the sexual harasser" during a protest against harassment of women, June 2014 (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) | An Egyptian court Sunday senten…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-12). Protests Erupt After Police Kill Black Man During Traffic Stop Near Minneapolis. commondreams.org "Yet another Black life was taken by those sworn to protect, and we join the community in mourning Wright's loss," said the ACLU of Minnesota. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/daunte_wright_protest.jpg

Alyssa Oursler, Anna DalCortivo (2021-04-12). For Black Lives Matter Protesters, There Are No Days Off. thenation.com For Black Lives Matter Protesters, There Are No Days Off…

Telesur (2021-04-12). Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clark's Death. globalresearch.ca As an Attorney General, Clark stood up for civil rights and …

Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori, Sophia Gurulé (2021-04-12). Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline. thenation.com Carla Gomez, Hena Mansori, Sophia Gurulé Biden Has a Chance to End the Jail-to-Deportation Pipeline…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Tampa rallies against repressive legislation. fightbacknews.org Tampa FL – On Saturday April 10, a crowd of 40 people gathered at Curtis Hixon Park to fight back against the Florida anti-protest bill (HB1/SB484). The bill bypassed one state senate sub-committee hearing and it passed the Appropriations Committee on Friday. | "What HB1 makes clear is that police are not protectors of the community but are, in fact, our enemies. They saw millions rise up against police brutality. They saw African Americans, who have endured years of oppression at the hands of the police and the prison industrial complex, push back against this oppression through organizing and they got scared. T…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Tampa rallies against repressive legislation. fightbacknews.org Tampa FL – On Saturday April 10, a crowd of 40 people gathered at Curtis Hixon Park to fight back against the Florida anti-protest bill (HB1/SB484). The bill bypassed one state senate sub-committee hearing and it passed the Appropriations Committee on Friday. | "What HB1 makes clear is that police are not protectors of the community but are, in fact, our enemies. They saw millions rise up against police brutality. They saw African Americans, who have endured years of oppression at the hands of the police and the prison industrial complex, push back against this oppression through organizing and they got scared. T…

J. B. Gerald (2021-04-12). "A Knee on the Neck" of Longterm Political Prisoners. globalresearch.ca The line between clearly defined political prisoners and prisoners targeted to …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). 23 Hirak protesters arrested last week in Algeria launch hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org The North African country witnessed massive demonstrations by Hirak protesters on April 9 demanding that the government unconditionally release all political prisoners on the eve of beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan…

reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-04-12). Free Mumia! protests: April 20 in SF at KQED, April 24 in Oakland. indybay.org April 20th: Protest at KQED Headquarters,50 Beale St., San Francisco; Protest against Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, who is trying to keep Mumia imprisoned for life. Krasner is the star of a new PBS documentary, "Philly D.A." Then, on April 24 in Oakland, (Mumia's Birthday) — March and Car Caravan, Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Broadway) to Alameda County Courthouse, 1221 Fallon Street, Rally on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse, where the Panthers demonstrated for Huey Newton, on Mumia's Birthday!

commondreams (2021-04-12). Voting Rights Groups Across the Country Condemn State-Level Voter Suppression, Urge Senate Passage of For the People Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-04-11). Sunday 4/18: "The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" Film & Panel w/ Filmmaker. indybay.org Online event…

RT (2021-04-11). Soviet victims of Nazis were long 'forgotten group,' German president Steinmeier says ahead of Buchenwald liberation anniversary. rt.com Germany should pay more attention to Soviet POWs and forced laborers victimized by the Nazis, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a speech commemorating those slain and persecuted at the Buchenwald concentration camp. | Buchenwald was one of the longest-operating and largest facilities, where people deemed undesirable by the Nazi government were worked to death or simply killed. The largest group at the concentration camp were Soviet prisoners of war and civilians kidnapped as slaves in Nazi-occupied parts of the Soviet Union, Steinmeier reminded the nation on Saturday. An estimated 8,000 Soviet POWs and…

Anish R M (2021-04-11). On second anniversary of Julian Assange's arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clarks's Death. telesurenglish.net As an Attorney General, Clark stood up for civil rights and liberties in the Jonhson administration (1963-1969). He oversaw the drafting of the Civil Rights act, sanctioned housing discrimination, ordered a moratorium on federal executions and prison construction, and fought discrimination in employment alongside many other causes of social injustice.

J.B. Gerald (2021-04-11). A Knee on the Neck of Long-term Political Prisoners. dissidentvoice.org The line between clearly defined political prisoners and prisoners targeted to make points for the political power structure is hidden. Criminalization is a standard tool of racial supremacists. George Floyd's death is familiar a thousand times over because it restates the predominant ethic of law enforcement's historical treatment of a minority population as revealed in …

Kevin A. Young (2021-04-11). Georgia's Voter Suppression Is Sparking Boycotts. zcomm.org History Shows They Can Work…

Eliza Sweren-Becker (2021-04-11). Arizona Republicans Declare Their Opposition to Democracy. commondreams.org After officially objecting to the federal reforms in the For the People Act, the state legislature is considering a raft of voter suppression bills. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/20210409_an_gt1279737243rm_1630x932.jpg

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